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Dr. Costas Vlassis Named New Greek Diaspora Minister

The important post of Deputy Foreign Minister responsible for Worldwide Hellenism and the Greek Diaspora is now held by Arcadia MP Dr. Costas Vlassis. The appointment was made public on Saturday evening. The 44-year old doctor graduated from the Medical...

Greek Coffee Shop With No Staff Serves up a Side of History (video)

Greece's Peloponnesian countryside is truly mesmerizing in its beauty and diversity. It varies from gorgeous wild, craggy mountains to long sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters. Arcadia, in the very center of the Peloponnesian Peninsula, is especially famous for its mountainous...

The Parthenon of the Peloponnese Towers Over Mountains of Arcadia (video)

They call it the "Parthenon of the Peloponnese." The columned temple of Apollo Epicurius is as beautiful as the Parthenon in Athens, as it rises within the sanctuary of Bassae in the mountains of Arcadia. Near the border of Messinia prefecture, the...

On the Road in Greece: Comedy in Tripoli, Arcadia

Educators are dedicated and serious on improving the quality of life in Greece. It is not a job to them. It is a ministry. The Theatrical Group of the Primary Education Teachers Arcadia presented the comedy "not me" (Den...

University of California Praises Medicinal Qualities of Arcadian Olive

Olive oil from the villages of mountainous Olympia, at the Peloponnese, comes from a special brand of olive known as Horaitiki and has a characteristic bitter taste. A study by the University of California found that the olive oil from...

Historic Shop in Arcadia is Two Centuries Old; Considered Oldest Shop in Greece

Konstantinos (Kostas) Kanakis, along with his wife Calliope, are the owners of a historic shop situated on the main road of Leonidio in Arcadia, Peloponnese, which is considered to be the oldest store in Greece, remaining on the same spot for...

Film-Documentary 'Hail Arcadia' Premieres in Athens and Thessaloniki Oct. 15

The film-documentary "Hail Arcadia"  will be coming to Athens and Thessaloniki theatres on October 15th. "Hail Arcadia" previously had a successful premiere at the 18th Annual Thessaloniki Documentary Festival where it was awarded by FIPRESCI for best film. Director Filippos Koutsaftis brings the viewer...

Ancient Elephant Skeleton Found in Arcadia, Greece

The Ephoreia of Palaeoanthropology-Speleology of southern Greece along with the University of Tübingen discovered an ancient elephant skeleton in the area of Arcadia, with preliminary estimations determining it to be from 300,000 to 600,000 B.C., the Athens-Macedonian News Agency reports. The bones were found at...

Greek Holiday Destinations 90% Full Despite Crisis

Greeks will fill up all popular holiday destinations this season, despite the economic crisis, according to an Imerisia newspaper report. The most popular winter and holiday destinations in Greece already show bookings exceeding 80 percent on average. Hoteliers estimate that...

The Greek Shepherd Who Became a Leading Businessman

A few days ago, a book was released about a young shepherd from Arcadia, Greece, who went on to become a taxi driver in Melbourne and through hard work, perseverance, honesty and charisma, he managed to turn into one of...